I first connected with Pones when I stage managed Traffick, their 2014 Fringe production. This year, I’m dancing in our upcoming Fringe production of Between 3 and 5. Rehearsals have been exhausting but fun. We are telling stories that are rarely told – often messy stories – about falls from grace. But there is value in these stories, in these people. We all have intrinsic value. I have had a complicated relationship with dance through the years. But with Pones, I feel supported, and part of a community. Pones is helping to rekindle joy.